Researcher biography

Professor Justin Kenardy is a tertiary and research sector leader and disseminator of evidence-based practice in clinical health psychology, behavioural medicine, and health service delivery. His work is outcomes focussed and is engaged with health users, providers and industry. He is known for his interdisciplinary research work on the psychological aspects of traumatic injury, which is situated at the intersection of psychology, mental health, and physical health including the development and application of preventative, integrative and novel intervention approaches. His published work demonstrates the interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach collaborating with psychology, medical specialties, physiotherapy, social work, occupational therapy, nursing, and health economics. He has a practical, respectful and strategic leadership style. He works in a goal-driven but consultative way which brings others along on the journey. He is a mentor and consultant. He is a research, practice and teaching innovator, He provides service to the profession of psychology through his numerous roles in the Australian Psychological Society, to the field of research through his roles with Queensland Health, the NHMRC, and ISTSS, and to the community as a non-executive director for Synapse. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and recipient of both the Australian Psychological Society's President's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and the Ian Campbell Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Psychology.